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Why Election Day Is a Big Deal for Pot Legalization Efforts

Green light for recreational pot in Maine, Mass. could mean major changes nationwide

(Newser) - Having proven they can win in the West, advocates for recreational marijuana hope the Nov. 8 election brings their first significant electoral victories in the densely populated Northeast, where voters in Massachusetts and Maine will consider making pot legal for all adults. Supporters believe "yes" votes in New England... More »

17-Year Cicadas Are Coming ... as Many as 1.5M an Acre

Get ready Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

(Newser) - There will soon be a buzz in the air in the Northeast. Billions of cicadas with a 17-year life span have spent the entire 21st century underground in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, reports Fox News . But when nighttime soil temperature hits 64 degrees for four... More »

Northeast and Chill: Record Cold for V-Day

Baby, it's cold outside

(Newser) - Much of the northeastern United States found itself in the not-so-warm embrace of teeth-chattering, record-shattering cold on Valentine's Day. Cities throughout the northeast saw record low temperatures on Sunday including New York; Boston; Providence, RI; and Hartford, Conn. The National Weather Service said the temperature in New York City'... More »

Giant Snowstorm May Pummel Northeast

Weekend storm may affect more than 50M

(Newser) - Get your shovels ready: The first major snowstorm of 2016 could wreak havoc on the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by the end of the week. More than 50 million people may be affected as areas around Washington, DC; Philadelphia; Baltimore; New York City; and Boston could see a foot or more... More »

Heat Wave: It's Above Freezing in Northeast

But it's still snowing

(Newser) - Amid relentless snowstorms and brutal wind chills, the above-freezing temperatures in today's forecast for the Northeastern US never looked so good. Snow continued to fall in the region into the morning or turn to icy rain but temperatures were expected to warm to highs near the mid-30s in Boston... More »

Northeast's 'Snowpocalypse': Some Snow, No Apocalypse

New England set for heaviest snow

(Newser) - The warnings were dire , but at least so far, the Northeast's "historic and catastrophic" blizzard pretty much fizzled. The National Weather Service canceled a blizzard warning for New York City, noting that "much less snow" than expected will hit the city, the New York Times reports, and... More »

Warnings, Advice Pile Up as Northeast Blizzard Looms

United cancels all NYC, Philly, Boston flights

(Newser) - Thousands of flights in the Northeast have already been canceled for today and tomorrow as dire warnings about a coming blizzard pile up, and some 30 million people hunker down, reports NPR . Some 2,000 flights have been canceled for today, with another 1,800 nixed for tomorrow, FlightAware.com... More »

Northeast Braces for 'Catastrophic,' 'Historic' Storm

Nor'easter is headed in

(Newser) - There's a storm headed for the Northeast, and the National Weather Service isn't exactly beating around the bush in its descriptions, calling it "historic" and "catastrophic." "People should be making preparations right now," a NWS meteorologist tells the Boston Globe . "It’s... More »

Bundle Up: Polar Vortex Returns for an Encore

Frigid weather just won't let up

(Newser) - The wait for spring isn't getting any easier. The northern US is in for more Arctic chills, LiveScience reports. While it won't be the season's coldest weather in absolute terms, it could be the coldest compared to what's normal for this time of year, an expert... More »

New Storm Hits Northeast, Zaps Power, Flights

And there may be more to come this weekend

(Newser) - Little relief for the Northeast after a snowstorm Monday: Today, it's facing another winter storm, one that's already canceled some 2,400 flights, Fox News reports. Snowfall will range between a few inches in some areas, including New York City and Pittsburgh, to more than a foot in... More »

Deep South Braces for 'Paralyzing' Winter Storm

Schools closed; hundreds of flights canceled

(Newser) - The next big winter storm is reportedly on its way, and this time, it's the Deep South that will be feeling its effects. The Weather Channel sees 40 million people in the path of Winter Storm Leon, which an expert says could bring once-in-a-generation weather; another calls the storm... More »

Hercules Rages On, Drops Nearly 2 Feet of Snow

Another 1,350 US flights have been cancelled today

(Newser) - Winter storm Hercules continues to flex its muscles, dumping well over a foot of snow in places, sparking states of emergency, and bringing with it freezing temperatures and the threat of hypothermia. Experts warn that even shoveling your driveway can be dangerous. The latest:
  • It seems the warning of up
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Northeast Hunkers Down for a Whiteout

Blizzard or near-blizzard conditions expected in first big snowstorm of 2014

(Newser) - Mother Nature isn't making it an easy transition back to work in the new year, throwing a whole lot of snow, whipping winds, and freezing temperatures at commuters in the Northeast this week. As much as a foot of snow is expected in New England and New York today... More »

Snowstorm Hits Northeast, Skiers Thrilled

Maine's southern coast gets nearly 17 inches of snow

(Newser) - A weekend storm that dumped a foot or more of snow in parts of the Northeast made ski area operators and snow removal workers happy, but travelers were forced to deal with slippery roads and flight cancellations today. Molly Taaffe, 23, was on the slopes at Loon Mountain in Lincoln,... More »

Winter Weather Hits ... Just About Everywhere in US

Philadelphia gets a record 8 inches

(Newser) - It's not often the whole US feels serious winter weather at once—but that's what's happened over the past few days, meteorologists say. "This literally spreads across the entire US, and we're 12 days from the official start of winter," one tells CNN . Yesterday,... More »

Heroin Use Soars in New England's Towns

It's 'our biggest problem right now': Vermont cop

(Newser) - Heroin is not just a city drug anymore: Its use is surging in the smaller communities of New England, the New York Times reports. Last year, 21 people died in Maine from the drug—three times as many as the year before. Over the course of a decade, New Hampshire'... More »

2 Killed in in Midwest Snowstorm

Hundreds of flights canceled

(Newser) - A Midwest snowstorm has pounded the region, leaving record snowfall in some areas and hundreds of flights canceled, CNN reports. Two people were killed amid several road accidents, the AP reports. Kansas was hit hardest, with 9 inches at the Kansas City Airport arriving in a single day—nearly double... More »

New Storm Dumps Foot of Snow on New England

Cold snap expected to move in

(Newser) - Weather watchers say up to a foot of snow fell in parts of southern New England as the latest winter storm moved through the Northeast. The storm had ended in the region by this morning and dry weather was expected for days, although strong winds may chill the bone. A... More »

NY, NJ Forced to Evacuate Again

Nor'easter expected to bring snow from Maryland to Maine

(Newser) - The Nor'easter threatening the already-battered Atlantic Coast is weakening , but New York and New Jersey are still ordering evacuations ahead of the storm, which is already pelting Washington with ice and stirring seas as high as 7.5 feet off New York. In New York City, parks and beaches... More »

More Flights Canceled Ahead of Nor'easter

United grounding 500; other airlines considering

(Newser) - The upcoming nor'easter sounds yet more ominous: Airlines are once again canceling flights in the Northeast in anticipation of the coastal storm, just a week after canceling more than 23,000 flights in the same area because of superstorm Sandy. United Airlines is canceling around 500 flights out of... More »

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